Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Fabric Postcards

This month the small fabric postcard exchange that I participate in has the theme "Marie Antionette". The intention was that we could do something really over the top if we wanted to and I originally thought I would, especially after watching the movie! BUT I just couldn't settle on a design so have ended up with quite restrained style postcards.

I created "fabric" by adhering the top ply of a gorgeous French shoe and floral decorator napkin (serviette) to thin craft felt which I had first stamped with a French handwriting image. The text peeks through the napkin nicely. I sprayed the entire surface with Moon Shadow Glitz to make the colours richer and to create a lovely golden glow. Once the base was cut into postcard sized pieces I did a little decorative machine stitching with metallic thread and added four layers of ribbon and velvet ric rac with a little gold buckle (to mimic shoe buckles of course). I feel as though the postcard needs something more (micro beads maybe) but I am not sure so I think I have decided to leave them as they are. I have another day to decide before I need to post them...

13 comments:

Jenxo said...

They are gorgeous just as they are!!!! jenxo

Linda Lynch said...

I think your postcards are lovely! I would be thrilled to receive one.

Night Owl Designs said...

They're perfect! Don't touch them, LOL

Matt said...

Beautiful postcard design. Fabric is not used enough outside clothing and furnishing. This is a great example of other methods to use it.

Aussie Jo said...

These are wonderful, a little sprinkling of beading would look good, but then I love beading.

Cait said...

They are beautiful - don't need more. Love the shoes ...

Viola said...

Your cards look sooo wonderful, Debbi! Great work!

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous postcards, Debbi. Love the shoes also. Simply perfect!

vintage wil said...

your card look so wonderful.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Gorgeous Deb
love the postcards....hhhmmm only four layers of lace Deb LOL...how did you stop yourself adding more??
hugs
Annette

Colette said...

Hi Debby. I love this marie antoinette art.

Jacky said...

Love the elegance of your postcards Debbi... those napkins are some of my favourite and have come up a treat for this project.

carolann said...

Fantastic work (clapping)xxxxxx